EDITORIAL

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Failed leadership

Failed leadership

Past nearly three decades of political turmoil in Kashmir have produced a whole new breed of political leadership here, who could be aptly described as the ‘revolutionaries of rhetoric’. The reason being that they are suffering a massive disconnect with the common masses as a result of which entire premise of their politics is hollow […]

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It’s confusion everywhere

It’s confusion everywhere

It is confusion all around. And, confusion always comes in with a sufficient degree of unaccountability – a bliss for the unscrupulous, who thrive and prosper in the absence of any checks on their tyranny and despotism. Blame it on the prolonged political turmoil, Kashmir has steadily morphed into a state wherein nobody wants to […]

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Help yourself!

Help yourself!

If the devastating ethnography of the raw realities of life and history in Jammu and Kashmir are looked into, it goes without saying that the most vital chunk of the society – our youth – are not only a disarrayed and disturbed lot but they are also exhausted in terms of their hope for a […]

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Walk the talk

Walk the talk

While political uncertainty and violence have been a huge stumbling block in state’s progress and development, corruption has been another major challenge, which has been adding to the conflict by creating and sustaining unjust structures besides perpetuating widespread injustices. Notwithstanding the successive governments’ claims about fighting corruption, it remains an unfortunate reality that almost all […]

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It was coming

It was coming

That the Congress finds itself pushed to the margins of Indian politics is something this party may not reconcile with so easily. However, it doesn’t alter the reality, not in J&K, and certainly not elsewhere in the mainland. And the reality is that the way this party has conducted itself – say in Kashmir — […]

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Beyond slogans

Beyond slogans

When Barack Obama first ran for office in 1995, he argued that politicians should not see voters “as mere recipients or beneficiaries”. It’s time for politicians and other leaders, he maintained, “to take the next step and to see voters, residents or citizens as producers of this change.” Obama was talking of ‘the change’ that […]

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Insulting mobile services

Insulting mobile services

When mobile phones entered the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the general perception was that the communication gap will vanish and people will have some relief as the new facility will spare them hours of wait at phone booths to reach out to their nears and dears. But within a short span of time these […]

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Shared vision

Shared vision

During the 1990s, the former Soviet Republic of Moldova experienced severe internal conflict. Having been part of a territory which was part of a country/block involved in the Cold War, and obviously being situated in the vicinity of Europe, conflict in Moldova attracted much international attention and worry and was therefore focus of a series […]

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Transport mess

Transport mess

“Where is the government? If a government would have been in place here then of course we will not be faced with the kind of hardships we are facing.” These angry remarks came from a group of people who were waiting for buses Wednesday evening around 7:00 pm near Budshah Chowk. And obviously their anger […]

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Alarming situation

Alarming situation

Jammu and Kashmir has been lavishly bestowed with a wealth of resources by the nature, which if exploited judiciously will definitely unburden the people from seemingly unavoidable dependence on neighbouring states for essential commodities like food grains. The soil of the state is the most fertile in whole of the India and output is optimal […]

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